Anger Management

Today’s article is about a topic that I started to think more about lately, namely anger and being angry.  One of my values is harmony. I always try to create an atmosphere in which I and other people feel comfortable. And it might sound nice, but there is also a downside to it. Yesterday, I…

Do you know your strengths and how to use them?

In my previous article, I wrote about how I ended the last year and how I like this year to look like and invited you to think about the same. Today I will invite you to do something similar… At the moment I am in the process to become a strengths coach (not certified but…

Plan your Happy New Year 2019

First of all, I wish all of you and your families and friends a wonderful new year, full of love, life, adventure, and growths.  After giving myself a long vacation (also from the blog, but I will explain this a little bit later), it feels good to start writing again. I could feel that after…

What to do when you are held back by lack of action?

Well, the easy answer is: Act. Do something. But if you are a like me, this is not so easy. Maybe you know this. You have a ton of ideas. You develop and conceptualize, but only a fraction if anything at all will see the light of day. The reasons can be various. A lack…

Do we need a new way of giving feedback?

There is enough evidence why feedback is important for us and our development. Still, receiving feedback is often something we dread. Especially when it is negative feedback. But also positive feedback can be something people don’t appreciate. For many of us it is very difficult to process feedback. Really process. With that I mean that…

Start of a new project

I started this blog as a project. And although this project is not over, I will start another one. One goal of this blog was to help me process my thoughts and feelings, and in turn, help me to reach the state of mind I already had, and I’d like to have more frequently again….

The importance of the devil’s advocate

The devil’s advocate. The nagger. The critic. Who of us really likes to let someone else take apart our thoughts, ideas, and work? We thought a lot about something and now finally it makes sense to us, or we invest hours upon hours of work into something and are now certain that this is the…

How can I make the world a better place?

Huh, what a question? Where to start you might think. And I agree with you. This article won’t give the ultimate answer. It is an opinion piece and I want you to reflect and be critical as always. At first, the title of this article was “How can we make the world a better place?”….

Reflection: On being vulnerable

When you are a frequent reader of my blog, you know that I am rather open about my life and my feelings, and emotions. I was not always like that. When I was young, I was the opposite. I was very closed up trying to fight out everything with myself. That didn’t really work out…

Fighting against the comfort zone

Many of us feel the need for safety. That is why a comfort zone is so alluring. We settle down in our little nest and we build a fortress around us. We have our routines, we know where to do grocery shopping, we know where to eat, what to do, and especially what to expect….

Strategies when needing a break: Going for a walk

Today was a very intense day. The thing was that I couldn’t plan for it the way it played out. If you know that an intense day will come, you can take precautions to stay balanced and energized and you can come up with a plan how to structure this day. For me, it was…